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COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in Arizona during the pandemic

According to a survey by the Arizona Public Health Association, COVID-19 has been the number one cause of death for Arizonans since the pandemic began, and Arizona is the only state where COVID-19 is the leading cause of death.

In the past week, Arizona averaged more than 3,500 COVID-19 cases per day and 35 COVID-19-related deaths per day.

Currently, 60.1% of Arizonans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Health experts agree that the vaccine is still the best defense against the virus.

“Half of the world has now received these vaccines and we have not been taken over by vampires or zombies,” said Dr. Ross Goldberg, a physician at Valleywise Hospital. “We haven’t seen any massive genetic defects, you haven’t seen a drop in the fertility rate, and the whole thing about being tracked and chipped. If you have a smartphone, you’re a little late for that.”

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), transmission of COVID-19 in Arizona remains high.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently said on The Mike Broomhead Show on KTAR that Arizona is doing great when it comes to COVID-19.

“Arizona has done as well as anyone else in saving lives and livelihoods during the pandemic,” Governor Doug Ducey said Oct. 28.

In the past 18 months, COVID-19 has not only become the leading cause of death in Arizona, but has surpassed cancer and heart disease in that time. Nationally, COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death.